175 episodes

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. Each fortnight I am to showcase a topic or therapist and to have a discussion exploring OT related ideas and concepts. My aim is to challenge you, make you think and provide you with guidance wherever possible.

Occupied Brock Cook

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. Each fortnight I am to showcase a topic or therapist and to have a discussion exploring OT related ideas and concepts. My aim is to challenge you, make you think and provide you with guidance wherever possible.

    169 – EquipMeOT ft Lindsay DeLong

    169 – EquipMeOT ft Lindsay DeLong

    In this inspiring episode of Occupied, I sit down with the multi-talented Lindsay DeLong, an occupational therapist and online content creator known for her innovative videos on assistive technologies.







    Lindsay shares her journey of merging her passion for occupational therapy with her creative flair, offering listeners a unique perspective on how assistive technologies can enhance lives. She delves into the challenges and rewards of being a creator in this niche, providing valuable insights for both aspiring content creators and occupational therapy professionals. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of healthcare, technology, and creativity, as Lindsay's story is a testament to the impact one can make by combining their professional expertise with their personal interests.







    And hey, if you enjoyed today’s chat, we’d love it if you could leave us a review and share the episode with your network.







    Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    168 – Critical Thinking 101

    168 – Critical Thinking 101

    In the latest episode of our podcast, we delve into the fascinating topic of Critical Thinking and its significance in our daily lives. We aim to unravel the mysteries of this crucial skill set, often overlooked yet essential for personal growth and informed decision-making. We'll discuss practical strategies for nurturing a critical mindset, share insights from experts in the field, and provide listeners with actionable tips to apply critical thinking in various aspects of their lives. Whether you're a seasoned critical thinker or just beginning to explore this area, this episode promises to be an enlightening journey into the world of rational thought and reasoned analysis. Join us as we embark on this adventure to enhance our cognitive abilities and enrich our understanding of the world around us.







    And hey, if you enjoyed today’s chat, we’d love it if you could leave us a review and share the episode with your network.







    Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    • 31 min
    167 – How to improve your Interviewing

    167 – How to improve your Interviewing

    Today’s episode is all about mastering interviews, whether you're sitting in the hot seat or the one steering the conversation. We’re unpacking everything from breaking down interview myths to post-interview protocols in a way that's easy to digest and even easier to put into action.







    First off, we're tackling what really happens in an interview, shining a light on the realities versus the common myths. Making a stellar first impression is more than just dressing sharp; it's about presenting the best version of yourself, from your body language to your choice of words. And speaking of words, we'll dive into how to keep the conversation flowing naturally, with tips on active listening and expressing yourself clearly without getting tangled in jargon. Feeling jittery just thinking about interviews? No stress! We’ve got some straightforward strategies to help you stay cool and collected. Plus, once the interview’s over, we're not leaving you hanging. We'll chat about the art of the follow-up and why reflecting on your interview experience is a hidden gem for personal growth. Wrapping up Episode 167, remember, it’s all about being prepared, staying authentic, and communicating clearly. Tune in next time for more real talk and pro tips in the world of occupational therapy.







    And hey, if you enjoyed today’s chat, we’d love it if you could leave us a review and share the episode with your network.







    Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    • 18 min
    166 – Call out your Whiteness ft Helen Harrington and Marielle Turner

    166 – Call out your Whiteness ft Helen Harrington and Marielle Turner

    Welcome to the latest episode where we explore the intricate dynamics of racial identity, privilege, and the role of white individuals in addressing systemic racism. In this episode, I'm joined by Helen Harrington and Marielle Turner and we embark on a journey of self-reflection and understanding. We delve into the concept of white privilege, and its impact on healthcare today. We confront uncomfortable truths and share personal stories, aiming to foster a deeper comprehension of our own roles in perpetuating or dismantling racial inequalities. This conversation is an essential step for anyone committed to the path of anti-racism and inclusivity. Tune in, listen with an open heart, and join us in this vital dialogue.







    Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    165 – Celebrate the Little Wins

    165 – Celebrate the Little Wins

    Never in my wildest dreams did I see us getting here. Last night we clocked over….half a million downloads!! That’s right…500,000







    164 episodes500,000+ downloads98 amazing guests174+hours of original content released225+hrs of recording556gig of raw audio files160 countries reached58 different podcast apps2.5  websites2 MacBook Pro's4 MicrophonesStill only 1 tech issue (touch wood)1 fan photoMany hrs of disrupted sleepSome absolutely amazing networking. A huge amount of emails and DM's from people who resonated with episodes.







    Now I know that things have slowed greatly in the last year and I’m sorry about that but I want you to know I’m still here plodding along and putting content out when I can for you to learn and grow from. 







    You are the reason I’ve done this for so long. And your messages and questions and taps on the shoulder at conferences mean the absolute world to me. 







    I can’t thank each and every one of you enough for your time, support and kind words. You are Occupied.







    Brock

    • 7 min
    164 – OTAus2023 Reflections

    164 – OTAus2023 Reflections

    1 Month on from the OT Australia National Conference in Cairns and these are some reflections from the event!











































    Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

laylahkani ,

Best OT podcast by farrrr

Entertaining, engaging and structured. Learn new information while still being fun to listen to !! Please keep this podcast - if you get burnt out, build your team ! I’m sure a lot of people would love to be involved :)

Peachey2000 ,

Not just for OTs!

Yep, I’m not an OT, and still get a lot out of this. Check out the minimalism and SMART goals episodes in particular

Jodie_L_Booth ,

Loving it Brock!

Do you like having great OT conversations during or after a conference or workshop? Well, the occupied podcast is like listening in to those conversations! Passionate, interesting and intelligent OT shop talk - I’m loving it!

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